Bei Wu
Bei Wu, PhD
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Dean’s Professor in Global Health
NYU College of Dentistry - Affiliated Professor
NYU Aging Incubator - Co-Director
PhD, Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
MS, Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Bachelor of Law, Sociology, Shanghai University
Research Interests
Health disparities, Cognitive impairment, Oral health, Aging, Behavioral interventions, Secondary data analysis
Bei Wu is Co-Director of the Aging Incubator at New York University which provides support and an infrastructure for relationships and sharing of resources across the NYU campus for aging related initiatives. Dr. Wu holds the positions of Dean’s Professor in Global Health and Director of Global Health and Aging Research at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is also the Director of Research at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and affiliated professor at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Wu’s career in gerontology has been distinguished by interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in various disciplines at many academic institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Her extensive publications cover a variety of topics related to aging and health, such as oral health, health services utilization, long-term care, dementia, and caregiving.  Her research interest is to address health disparities among older adults in the U.S. and abroad.

Current Research Projects


Han S, Pei Y, Wang J, Hu Y, Zhu Z, Qi X, Yang Z, Wu B (2023).
Age and mental health symptoms among Chinese persons with HIV: The mediating and moderating role of perceived discrimination
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 34 (1), 105-112. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000373.

Wen H, Zhu Z, Hu T, Li C, Jiang T, Li L, Zhang L, Fu Y, Han S, Wu B, Hu Y (2023).
Unraveling the central and bridge psychological symptoms of people living with HIV: A network analysis
Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 1024436. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1024436. PMCID: PMC9846149.

Squires A, Thompson R, Sadarangani T, Amburg P, Sliwinski K, Curtis C, Wu B (2022).
International migration and its influence on health
Research in Nursing and Health, 45 (5), 503-511. doi: 10.1002/nur.22262.

Yang Z, Zhu Z, Wen H, Han SY, Zhang L, Fu Y, Hu Y, Wu B (2022).
Identifying subtypes of HIV/AIDS-related symptoms in China using latent profile analysis and symptom networks
Scientific Reports, 12 (1), 13271. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-17720-z. PMCID: PMC9345945.

Zhang W, Wu YY, Wu B (2022).
Racial/ethnic disparities in getting COVID-19 vaccine: Do age, gender, and education matter?
Health Equity, 6 (1), 500-507. doi: 10.1089/heq.2022.0025.

Dr. Wu's Research Gate Profile
Selected Press